Thursday, March, 2nd, 3 pm -4 pm

Aula Fermi

Guest Speaker: Carlo Buontempo (ECMWF- European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts)


The changing climate of climate change studies.
How can our (still limited) understanding of the world around us help us tackle the biggest challenge of our time?

Anthropogenic climate change is arguably the most significant challenge our society has ever faced, as it fundamentally undermines how we deal with environmental risks. Tackling climate change requires a fundamental rethink of our economic system. In such a struggle, we have plenty of data and tools generated and developed through decades of research and development in geophysics, meteorology, and remote sensing. The presentation briefly introduces climate observations and modeling from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) lenses.

Building upon the experience acquired through its activities on numerical weather predictions, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) has been entrusted by the European Commission to implement C3S. Since its establishment, C3S operationally provides free and open access to 10s of TB of high-quality data about the past, present, and future climate and tools to transform said data into societally relevant insights and actions.

The seminar also aims at presenting some of the more recent tendencies in the climate monitoring and modeling world, highlighting some of the most relevant open technological/scientific challenges.